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Overview

"If [an] athlete is serious about getting considerably stronger, he needs to incorporate at least one explosive exercise into his routine. And more is even better." - Bill Starr

The barbell lifts include both power lifting and olympic lifting and greatly emphasize the strength, power, and speed aspects (among others) of CrossFit's ten general physical skills.  Proven competency in each of these lifts is a good indication of overall strength and explosiveness.


Results

[ 6 Months | 1 Year | All Time ]
Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift May 07, 2019 18 reps @ 225 lbs AMRAP 6 mins: Wall Balls, Deadlifts and Toes-to-bars
Back Squat NA NA NA
Front Squat November 27, 2018 1 rep @ 275 lbs Front Squat : 5-3-3-1
Overhead Squat January 28, 2019 10 reps @ 30 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: Assault Bike Calories, Push-ups, Weighted Sit-ups, and Overhead Squats
Thruster December 14, 2018 27 reps @ 135 lbs 12-9-6: Power Cleans and Thrusters
Shoulder Press April 15, 2019 15 reps @ 95 lbs Lifting: High Bar Back Squats, Double Kettlebell Front Rack Walking Lunges, Shoulder Press and Dumbbell Incline Bench Press
Push Press January 14, 2019 5 reps @ 175 lbs Push Press : 5-5-5
Push Jerk April 16, 2019 15 reps @ 225 lbs 5-4-3-2-1: Hang Squat Cleans and Push Jerks
Power Snatch November 26, 2018 7 reps @ 155 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: Power Snatches, Handstand Push-ups, GHD Sit-ups and Double Unders
Power Clean May 07, 2019 12 reps @ 185 lbs 2 times AMRAP 6 mins: Wall Balls, Power Cleans and Chest-to-bar Pull-ups
Clean & Jerk January 22, 2019 1 rep @ 210 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press May 06, 2019 12 reps @ 115 lbs Bench Press : 12-12-12

CrossFit Journal Articles

Read more about The Lifts.

The Burgener Warmup -Mike Burgener
The Stance -Mike Burgener
Clean and Jerk -Mike Burgener
The High Hang Snatch -Mike Burgener
Reviewing The Snatch -Mike Burgener
Receiving The Bar -Mike Burgener
Snatch Grip Position -Mike Burgener